Guangzhou to Hong Kong Train

Over 30 pairs of bullet trains are operated between Guangzhou South / East Station and Hong Kong West Kowloon with a duration of around 1 hour, much shorter than the original 2 hours by normal speed through trains. Passengers just need to pay for CNY 187-215 for a second class seat on the high speed trains.

Up to now, there are 26 high speed trains departing from Guangzhou South and only 6 pairs departing from Guangzhou East. What's more, the immigration clearance is set at West Kowloon Railway Station in Hong Kong. 

Basic Facts of Guangzhou - Hong Kong High Speed Rail

 Open time: September 23, 2018
 Travel Time: about 1-1.5 hours
 Distance: about 142 km (88 mi)
 Top speed: 300 km/h (186 mph) in Mainland, 200 km/h (124 mph) in HK
 Operated at: Guangzhou South Railway Station / East Railway Station, West Kowloon Railway Station
 Ticket Price: Around CNY 187 - 215, or USD 28 - 32 for a second class seat

Guangzhou to Hong Kong Bullet Train Schedule 

(Last Update on May 31, 2023)

Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G653907:04 - 08:091h5m
G657909:05 - 10:141h9m
G653512:16 - 13:150h59m
G652513:53 - 14:541h1m
G7917:41 - 18:310h50m

About 32 pairs departure in total; departure time from 07:04 to 21:50; duration from 46M to 1H43M.
See also Guangzhou Schedule

Hong Kong to Guangzhou High Speed Train Schedule 

(Last Update on May 31, 2023)
Train No.Departure - ArrivalTravel Time
G658208:25 - 09:291h4m
G654010:05 - 10:510h46m
G655612:26 - 14:041h38m
G655814:19 - 15:561h37m
G650622:21 - 23:120h51m

Around 33 pairs departure in total; departure time from 08:06 to 22:50; duration from 46M to 1H42M.
See also Hong Kong Schedule

 Note: The timetable above is for reference only. Please search for the real-time schedule via the search box on page top for more accurate information.

Hong Kong - Guangzhou High Speed Train Ticket Fare

(Last Update on May 31, 2023)

Business Class SeatFirst Class SeatSecond Class Seat
CNY 452 - 645
USD 66 - 95
CNY 261 - 344
USD 38 - 51
CNY 187 - 215
USD 28 - 32


Guangzhou - Hong Kong Flight vs. Train

There are only two flights departing from Guangzhou to Hong Kong every day, respectively at 10:15 and 22:20. After about 1 hour’s flying, passengers can get to Hong Kong Airport. Generally, an economy class seat costs around CNY 1,000 – CNY 1,300. Compared to the flight, high speed trains offer more timetable choices and take nearly the same travel time. What’s more, trains are much cheaper than the flights. So it is generally more recommended to take a train from Guangzhou to Hong Kong rather than a flight.   

Guangzhou - Hong Kong High Speed VS. Coach

Taking coaches is another choice for passengers who have enough time but a limited budget. Currently, there are many coaches of different bus companies shuttling between these two cities. Bus ticket fares differ based on different destinations and pick-up points. Generally, it costs about CNY 90-110 from Guangzhou city center to Hong Kong’s downtown area, about CNY 110 to Disneyland Park and CNY 200 to Hong Kong Airport. However, a round-trip ticket would be more cost-efficient, around CNY 150 – 200 between the downtown areas of the two cities. The duration for a single ride is about 3 - 4 hours. Another advantage of taking coaches is that passengers can choose their pick-up points freely.  

Bullet Train Coach
Schedule About 30 pairs per day Far more than 30 buses per day
Travel Time About 1 hour Around 3 - 4 hours
Ticket Fare Around CNY 215 for a second class seat CNY 90-110 to HK downtown area, about CNY 200 to HK airport. 
Advantages Faster   More destination choices, more economical 
Recommendation Rate
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- Last updated on May. 31, 2023 by Kate Liu -
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